Recent News: Computational Oncology

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In the Lab
In this fluorescent microscopy image of endoderm tissue from a mouse embryo, cell membranes are red, cell nuclei are blue, and extra-embryonic endoderm cells are green (they appear turquoise because blue and green are merged).
Scientists Rewrite the Textbook of Organ Development, One Cell at a Time
A large study that analyzed nearly 120,000 cells in a developing mouse embryo is full of surprises.
Roundup
Sign for AACR scientific meeting featuring collage of images
Highlights from MSK at the 2018 American Association for Cancer Research Meeting
Read up on the latest developments in several key areas of cancer research, including genomic mapping, disease modeling through CRISPR, CAR T therapy, and cancer stem cells.
In the Lab
abstract red and blue lines suggestive of metabolic pathways
Scientists Create First-of-Its-Kind Metabolic Road Map of Cancer
The online resource will serve as a benchmark for researchers studying metabolism and cancer.
Mount Rushmore viewed through face-detection software.
Making a Splash: Researchers Apply Face-Detection Technology to the Study of Genes
Taking a cue from smartphone technology, scientists are using face-recognition algorithms to improve RNA interference.
In the Lab
Researchers at MSK have devised a technique, based on machine learning, that can predict the DNA binding preferences of a protein called a transcription factor.
A Netflix-Inspired Approach to Understanding Biology and Medicine
Computers currently help us choose our favorite movies, books, and TV shows. Will personalized medicines be next?
Announcement
Christina Leslie and John Petrini
Expanding the Impact of Precision Medicine to Fuel Discoveries
MSK’s Functional Genomics Initiative will enable basic scientists to take full advantage of the massive amount of data produced by tumor sequencing.
In the Lab
Pictured: William Lee, Chris Sander & Nils Weinhold
Beyond the Usual Suspects: Study of Noncoding DNA Reveals New Mutations Linked to Cancer
In a study of patient tumor samples, researchers have found common mutations in parts of the genome that control gene regulation.
Decoder
Pictured: Gum ball machines
What Is Tumor Heterogeneity?
Understanding tumor heterogeneity may be the next big quest in cancer science, as differences between cells within a tumor can have important consequences for how cancers are diagnosed and treated.
In the Lab
Pictured: Cancer cell lines
Do Cancer Cell Lines Really Resemble Tumors? Now Researchers Can Tell
A recent study found that the cell lines most commonly used for research on ovarian cancer are not the most suitable.
Feature
Pictured: Michael Berger & David Solit
Cancer Genomics: New Technologies Speed Discovery and Expand Opportunities for Personalized Medicine
At Memorial Sloan Kettering, new technologies to study gene changes in cancer cells are accelerating the development and implementation of more-effective treatments.